IoT Value Plan Subscribers, MindAccess Developer Plan Subscribers and MindAccess Operator Plan Subscribers


The following Release Notes are valid only for region China 1. You can find more information about regions in the MindSphere regions document.

MindAccess IoT Value Plan and MindAccess Developer Plan

What's news:

  • The new released MindConnect IoT Value Plan and MindConnect Developer Plan will not contain MindConnect IoT Extension as a default part. If you need this service, you need to purchase MindConnect IoT extension separately. Your current contract/agreement remains untouched. Please contact your sales person in case of questions.

Asset Manager

Known issues

  • Fleet Manager navigation is not working correctly if you have to re-login as query parameters are lost. Please try again by clicking the Fleet Manager navigation button.

  • If you are using app specific roles you need to assign plugin roles as well. This is up to now only possible for MindConnect LIB plugin.

Fleet Manager

Known issues

  • The event time stamp in the Event extension shows only in format of UTC even if user chooses "Browser (+08:00)" (China for example) from the time zone drop-down.

Subtenant Functionality

Known issues

  • Applications can use the subtenant functionality via the provided APIs. Tenant administrators should pay attention when assigning such apps to subtenant users as subtenant isolation cannot be ensured by the platform. The app might expose data to the user that is not intended to be seen.

  • When moving an asset from a parent tenant to a subtenant, there might be a delay of up to 30 minutes until a subtenant user will be able to see data related to that asset.

  • Please be aware, if you provide a user (even subtenant user) the role "mdsp:core:TenantAdmin", this user is then able to get access to all kinds of tenant data.

Visual Explorer

Known issues

  • Any request within Visual Explorer is limited to an execution time of 60s

  • The "share via link" functionality works unreliable

  • Support time series data types “LONG” with values for safe integer ->(2^53-1) to (2^53-1)

  • If the value is e.g. 2^63 the value will be reset to safe integer ->2^53-1

  • Alerts can only be set up by clicking on a continuous axis

Visual Flow Creator

Known issues

  • HTTP-in/response other user cannot access 'AllUsers' endpoint

  • Subtenant users cannot use the time series subscription node.

Usage Transparency Service

Known issues

  • Time used for usage information storage and displayed on UTS UI is only using UTC time zone, not depending on the time zone of the region.

  • All usages generated within a Cloud Foundry Environment cannot be collected by Usage Transparency Services. All usages from and to a Cloud Foundry Environment e.g. requests to APIs still will be collected.

  • Usage Transparency Service reports are only available after a 1-hour delay for developers.

  • Customer Dashboard does not cover all metrics and upgrades that UTS measures for a tenant. We are continuously working on introducing more metrics and upgrades.


Known issues

  • Only single asset sharing is available in the first release

  • Sharing of assets derived from basicAgent and their corresponding plugins is not yet supported

  • Tenant assets can not be moved under collaborators root asset or shared assets

  • Revoking of sharing offers on sharer side is not yet possible

  • Terminating the collaboration will not remove active sharings and shared assets on the receiver side in the first release

  • In some cases, the German translation of the Asset Manager UI  may hold English text elements.

  • The location of an asset will not be shared with the receiver

Asset Performance Monitoring

Known issues

  • High Value Asset Monitoring

    • Application matches only the text version of the value of the variable to the user supplied text, but the configuration label reads "Variable value:" giving incomplete information to the user. Label should read "Variable value text:".

  • Multi-site monitoring

    • Application does not sort list of most frequently occurring events at site upon loading the site dashboard.

    • Removal of site without the removal of site configuration may result in failure if site has rules.

  • Event Management

    • Application may not correctly sort events if timestamp of events in day contain both am and pm.

  • KPI Calculations

    • Variable of any type can be selected for the KPI calculation configuration leading to inconclusive output if unsupported variable type is selected (requires positive float number).

MindConnect Edge Analytics

Known issues

  • Note: A full configured monitoring of the Analyzing Packages Vibration Characteristic Values and Vibration Frequency Spectra with all channels of one SM1281 can exceed the CPU performance of the MCN. Also in other scenarios dependent of tasks running in parallel on the MCN, CPU load can get to high. The recommendation is to use only two full configured Vibration Frequency Spectra Analyzing Packages in parallel.

  • Note: A compatibility check, whether the Edge Analytics Engine Version on the target MCN supports all possible types of Analyzing Packages, which are offered by EAM, is not yet done. Therefore it has to be made sure that the newest Firmware Version is installed on the MCN when using the new Analyzing Package Vibration Frequency Spectra, otherwise the Edge Analytics Engine will suspend.

MindConnect IoT Extension

What's New?

  • We are going to create a separate MindConnect IoT Extension offering in the short term future. Your current contract/agreement remains untouched. Please contact your sales person in case of questions.